New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has provided Wi-Fi facility in Delhi Khan Market, in participation with Tata Docomo and Vodafone, reports Hindustan Times. Soon, the project is expected to start in Connaught Place and service will live by the end of this month.
OP Mishra, who is handling the project, said, “The Wi-fi facility in Khan Market started a few days ago. It is running successfully.” After submitting the details such as email-id, mobile number along with identity proof, visitors can use the service by using One-Time password (OTP).
Initially, the service is free, but after the free usage time is finished, users have to pay using scratch cards available at various shops in the area.
During implementation this service in Connaught Place, the civic agency is facing some problems here. “CP being a large area, we cannot connect the service from pole to pole, as we have done in Khan Market. Also, we decided to shift the cables and transmission wires inside the 1.2 km long utility tunnel in CP, so that the market doesn’t look ugly,” said Mishra.
The project is currently running in N-Block of Connaught Place on a trial basis. Firstly, it was supposed to be launched in July, but due to various technical and logistical issues got delayed.
According to NDMC officials, “The delay in the project is also attributed to concerns raised by some security agencies who have their offices in Connaught Place. They have raised objections that the transmission lines can interfere with their networks.”
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